I found this gem while re-reading The Neutronium Alchemist by Peter F. Hamilton (it’s the second book of one of the best science fiction / space opera series of books ever written, in my opinion)

“The whole concept of salvation through belief offers strength to those who doubt themselves.” — Athene, mother of Syrinx, resident of Eden habitat (Peter F. Hamilton)

Sounds about right to me.

I find myself wondering what Mr. Hamilton’s opinion on religion is.